The Vikings head back home in Week 13 to take on the Seattle Seahawks (6-5). We'll take a look at the NFL power rankings lists to see where the experts rank the Vikings during Week 13.
Adrian Peterson is slowly inserting himself into the MVP race. The Minnesota Vikings running back has averaged 113.1 rushing yards over his last seven games—six of which have ended in wins. He's also scored in four straight games, and during a win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12, Peterson accounted for 51.2 percent of Minnesota's offense.
Right now he's the most valuable player not named Cam Newton. But there's plenty of time for that to change.
Vikings #7—Bleacher Report
The Vikings reclaimed first place in the NFC North with Sunday's triumph at Atlanta following the Packers' Thanksgiving night loss. The regular season finale, with the Vikings playing at Green Bay, could be for the division title.
Vikings #6—Washington Post
*Sunday may have been the coming-out party for Anthony Barr, who merits mention among the league's elite outside linebackers. *
Vikings #7—USA Today Sports
Adrian Peterson has 1,164 yards with five games to go. Last year, only six backs had more than 1,164 yards over the full 16-game season.
Vikings # 6—Yahoo Sports!
The Steve Hutchinson/Nate Burleson Tit-for-Tat Bowl finally has both teams playing for something other than spite.
Vikings #6—Pro Football Talk
*People can talk all they want about Carolina not getting respect, but here are the Vikings at 8-3. Why not talk about these guys? Adrian Peterson made Hamburger Helper out of the Falcons' meaty run defense, while the Vikings' D made Matt Ryan appear to be, well, Matt Ryan. The inconsistent quarterback was ineffective throughout, including an all-important pick by the ageless Terrance Newman in the end zone. Love T-New. *
Teddy Bridgewater has six games with fewer than 200 passing yards this season. The Vikings are 6-0 in those games. The rest of the NFL is 41-53 (.436) when getting fewer than 200 passing yards.